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Robert, Vauxhall Technician
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is it easy to change front wheel bearings on a vauxhall corsa

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is it easy to change front wheel bearings on a vauxhall corsa 2006 1.2
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Vauxhall
Expert:  Robert replied 4 years ago.



Hopefully i can help..


Its not to bad of job to do,you have to remove the whole steering knuckle inc bearing as a whole unit on the Corsa C which i assume you have the corsa D will be relatively the same procedure - in that you first loosen off the centre hub nut after pin removal - saves trying to get off later on if you don't have an impact gun / remove the caliper / carrier / disc / backing plate /steering track rod end ball joint / abs sensor / loosen the two top bolts that hold the knuckle to the suspension strut / aswell as the bottom ball joint and detach that / undo the centre bolt completely then lever knuckle away from strut whilst pushing/extracting the driveshaft out from the rear ensuring you don't pull it out from the gearbox! and ensure the bottom balljoint has come away free from the knuckle..once off you should be left with just the steering knuckle itself inc the bearing/hub - next you'll most definitely need or require a "hydraulic press" which is the best/quicker way as you need to press out the hub aswell as the wheel bearing from the steering knuckle and refitting requires the same procedure in reversal of removal..If you don't have access to a hydraulic press then im sure any garage would have one if you take the knuckle itself along with you and they maybe able to do it for you.then it would be a case of you just fitting everything back to your car...if your doing the job yourself of course or you've already got parts off already..or if you are not doing the job then the job itself shouldn't be to difficult for any good garage to carry out.some good reputable mobile mechanic's might be able to it provided they have press to the change the bearings..I do hope this helps